Dancing Undercover

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Dancing Undercover
Studio album by
ReleasedAugust 9, 1986 (1986-08-09)
RecordedVillage Recorder, Los Angeles. California
GenreHeavy metal, glam metal
ProducerBeau Hill
Ratt chronology
Invasion of Your Privacy
Dancing Undercover
Reach for the Sky
Singles from Dancing Undercover
  1. "Dance" / "Take a Chance"
    Released: 1986
  2. "Body Talk" / "Slip of the Lip"
    Released: 1986 (Japan only)
  3. "Slip of the Lip"
    Released: 1987 (promo)
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]
Martin Popoff8/10 stars[2]

Dancing Undercover is the third studio album by American glam metal band Ratt, released in 1986. The album was produced by Beau Hill and contains the hit single/video "Dance", which appeared in the Miami Vice episode "Down For The Count". Two other videos were made, "Body Talk", which was used on the soundtrack for Eddie Murphy's film, The Golden Child, and "Slip of the Lip", it charted at No. 26 on the Billboard 200 chart and at No. 14 on Rolling Stone's Album Chart. The album went platinum.

Ratt's opening acts on the tour in support of the album included Poison, Cinderella, Cheap Trick,[3] Queensrÿche and Vinnie Vincent Invasion.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
1."Dance"Robbin Crosby, Stephen Pearcy, Warren DeMartini, Beau Hill4:17
2."One Good Lover"Crosby, Pearcy3:06
3."Drive Me Crazy"Crosby, Pearcy, DeMartini, Bobby Blotzer3:42
4."Slip of the Lip"DeMartini, Pearcy, Juan Croucier3:15
5."Body Talk"DeMartini, Pearcy, Croucier3:44
Side two
6."Looking for Love"Crosby, Pearcy, Croucier3:09
7."7th Avenue"DeMartini, Pearcy3:11
8."It Doesn't Matter"Pearcy, Croucier3:08
9."Take a Chance"DeMartini, Pearcy, Croucier4:00
10."Enough Is Enough"DeMartini, Crosby, Pearcy, Croucier3:23




  • Beau Hill – producer, engineer
  • Michael O'Reilly, Jim Faraci – engineers
  • Jimmy Hoyson – assistant engineer
  • Stephen Benben – digital editing and sequencing
  • Ted Jensen – mastering at Sterling Sound, New York



Country Organization Year Sales
US RIAA 1987 Platinum (+1,000,000)[9]


  1. ^ Rivadavia, Eduardo. "Ratt - Dancing Undercover review". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved June 17, 2015.
  2. ^ Popoff, Martin (November 1, 2005). The Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal: Volume 2: The Eighties. Burlington, Ontario, Canada: Collector's Guide Publishing. ISBN 978-1-894959-31-5.
  3. ^ http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/cheap-trick/1986/cedar-rapids-coliseum-cedar-rapids-ia-13dfa139.html
  4. ^ "Ratt – Dancing Undercover (album)". Swedishcharts.com. Media Control Charts. Retrieved June 18, 2015.
  5. ^ "Top Albums/CDs - Volume 45, No. 14, December 27 1986". Library and Archives Canada. December 27, 1986. Archived from the original on June 18, 2015. Retrieved June 18, 2015.
  6. ^ "Ratt - Official Charts". Official Charts Company. Retrieved June 17, 2015.
  7. ^ "Dancing Undercover Billboard Albums". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved June 18, 2015.
  8. ^ a b "Dancing Undercover Billboard Singles". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved June 18, 2015.
  9. ^ "RIAA Searchable Database: search for Ratt". Recording Industry Association of America. Archived from the original on June 26, 2007. Retrieved June 14, 2015.

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